English literature and culture 1 [Cognomi P-Z]
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2014 al Jan 10, 2015.
The course aims to introduce the development of the English novel from the Victorian age to postmodernism. After a general presentation of the history of the English novel and of its characteristics in each period, three novels will be analysed in detail: Heart of Darkness, Lord of the Flies and The French Lieutenant’s Woman.
J. Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899)
W. Golding, Lord of the Flies (1954)
J. Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969)
• D. Carpi, L’ansia della scrittura, Liguori: “Premessa”, “Introduzione” and chapters on Golding and Fowles.
• All the materials (essays, slides…) uploaded on the elearning website throughout the semester
History of English literature (from the Victorian age to postmodernism):
One of the following:
P. Poplawski, English Literature in Context, Cambridge University Press: chapters 5, 6, 7.
A. Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, Clarendon Press: chapters 7, 8, 9, 10.